Bystanders notice piglets left in hot car

LAS VEGAS - When an 8 News Now photojournalist went to cover an event at a local hotel Saturday, he ended up recording another incident.  A couple called him over to a car and showed them what they discovered:  two piglets in a hot car with a window cracked open.

"They don't have any water or anything, so it's kind of sad, you know," said a bystander. 

Another bystander got in touch with Clark County Animal Control.  "There's a Mercedes Benz here with Nevada plates with two baby pigs in it," she told the operator.

Then, a woman who works nearby stuck her arm through the window which was cracked open, opened the door, climbed into the back of the vehicle, and pulled out the cage.

The group gave the pigs water.

A woman who said she was the owner arrived more than 20 minutes after the 8 News Now photojournalist became involved.  "They're pigs.  They live on a farm," she said.

After making a phone call, the woman left. 

A spokesman for Clark County said the woman called animal control, but she was not told she could leave the scene, and that animal control was on the way to respond to the situation.


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